Political Punditry Writing Group
New Jim Crow Topic : Op-Ed Genre : Tuesday January 20, 6 PM
LEARNING, PRACTICING, SHARING
3rd Tuesday's @ 6pm ***** Our next meeting date is Tuesday January 20th, 6:00 PM, at the Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice (2013 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY). Our topic will be the New Jim Crow. Our genre/technique will be long-form Op-Ed (Opinion Editorial), expanding our practice from the short-form Letter to the Editor genre last month.
 Read the summary guide at http://syracusegreens.nationbuilder.com/op_ed_readings
 Identify the publication to submit and learn the requirements (such as word length).
 Write op-ed of 600 words max, or the required length of your chosen publication.
 Bring 10 copies with you to the meeting to share.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Building participants knowledge of topics related to issues and movements of interest.
Practicing your writing, reading, and research skills including, but not limited to, concepts such as "operationalized terms", "logical fallacies", "persuasive prose" and "virtue of belief", and "substantiation by empirical evidence".
Practicing the sharing of messages verbally in front of others in the group, towards developing comfort of public speaking skills and potential candidacy.
Learning about the construction and styles of different writing forms.